Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by mohammed kareem, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. mohammed kareem

    Thread Starter New Member

    Aug 13, 2010
    how i can use buletooth in electrocardiogram ECG to replaced leads
  2. marshallf3

    Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    Good question that would reuire a ton of research and design.

    Problem here is that medical equipment should never be altered in any way.
  3. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    Bluetooth is a short range (3 - 4 meters) low bandwidth communications protocol. You would have to use the ECG device with no changes. The ECG outputs, if in analog format, would have to be digitized to be sent through the bluetooth link. In addition, some means of labeling the data stream would be needed to let the receiving device handle the input properly.

    Lot of trouble to go to to eliminate 3 meters of cable. The ECG data might be more easily taken by a portable computer and sent by TCP/IP through any internet connection.
  4. JoeJester

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 26, 2005
    The VA at Ann Arbor did just that awhile back. I remember wearing one that allowed me to walk the halls and they had the information for monitoring.